Monday, October 15, 2012
On our trip Friday to the Queens Museum of Art I found lickings of two relatively similar yet different pieces of art. (Above) The Panorama of The City of New York, Built by Robert Moses for the 1964 world's fair. This 9,335 square foot architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures. This sculpture replicates the area of the five burrows of New York, Drawing most of the attention to the Manhattan section where most of the buildings stand out compared to surrounding areas where houses are near ground level. My attention also moved to the area represented by "Queens" where the airport would have been located. A small model airplane traveling across a string coming down to the earth and back up in a never ending cycle. The art is a 3D style with a lot of negative space. The color pattern ranges to all spectrum's of the rainbow grasping the color of everything in the state.
The second art that I chose to look at happened to be a similar model of new york, just in a different manor. The Waterfront sculpture of New York. (I lost the actual name of the work,) This sculpture has the geographical aspect of New York, and each district in which the water flows. Unlike the Panorama, This sculpture is smaller in size, and is a lot less interesting to me. It's almost all the same color of a dusty orange with the exception of some blue water symbol traveling through the near center of the map. There are no buildings on this sculpture, how ever there is a mountain range that could represent the upstate region in my assumption. the 3D artwork comes forth and grabs my attention.